Tuesday, September 02, 2008

In a World Where Movie Trailers Are Now Less Exciting...

Don LaFontaine, the master of the raspy voice-overs, died on Monday.

Here's an interesting clip about Don's career that includes a funny bit about him actually complying with random fans' requests to record their voicemail messages.

15 comments:

M@ said...

A lot of bloggers are moving beyond news and political commentary, sports and entertainment to cover obituaries....

Hmmmmm....

poobomber said...

How would he voice-over his own death?

Hey, that would be awesome if he already did somehow!

Tony Spunk said...

Aw man. That was a dude who just had to talk and the ladies' panties fell off. RIP smooth trailer guy.

evilesb138 said...

I have posted a small tribute as well....I am saddened by this news.

We actually posted about the same thing....what are the chances?

words words words said...

"In a world where Don LaFontaine no longer does trailer voiceovers...ONE man must step up. That man is...THE VOICENATOR!"

Dr Zibbs said...

You win some you lose some.

Gifted Typist said...

The Man with the Golden Voice.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

NO! The in a world dude died? The world is a quieter and less dramatic place now.

Falwless said...

Awwwww. Thanks for sharing this BeckEye. I've always liked this guy, I saw a spot about him several years ago. He will be missed.

Knot said...

I was a big fan of his Geiko ads.

Knot

*Renee* said...

This was very sad to hear. Although most of us didn't know his name, we knew his voice which was a legend in movie trailers. May he *R.I.P*!

Heather said...

I love that guy! Movies are never going to be the same again.

Cormac Brown said...

One unfortunate and terrible loss, yet there is still hope because...

In a world of celebrity asshats and total asshat-ery, only one woman dares to stand up to them and keep a constant, yet valiant vigil! She is..."The Pop Eye!" Rated NC-17 for extremem violence and Paris Hilton exploits.

cube said...

Sad to hear. The world of movie trailers will never be the same.

LoraLoo said...

I saw this clip. He's going to be missed! I really liked the part where he was recording the voicemail message. That's so cool!

 

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